Labor announces the imminent launch of the “Alternative Income” form for needy families
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The Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs announced, on Tuesday, its intention to launch an (alternative income) form for needy and poor families soon, while indicating that it is studying the installment of the debts owed by the free lecturers who were appointed, for 120 months.
The head of the Social Protection Authority at the ministry, Huda Sajjad, said, in a statement carried by the official newspaper "Al-Sabah" and followed by "Al-Iqtisad News", that "the alternative income form prepared by researchers with graduate degrees in coordination with the authority, serves the largest segment of needy and poor families, in accordance with the Protection Authority law. 11 of 2014 and in coordination with the Ministry of Planning and Development Cooperation.
She added that "the number of families that are granted monthly social assistance and are supported by men has exceeded 996,000, while the number of women headed by women has reached more than 431,000, in addition to similar numbers that were not included in subsidies, which prompted the authority to work to launch the alternative income form."
Sajjad stated that "the form, which is currently with the Ministry of Planning, will be launched soon, in order for the Direct Protection Authority to be able to monitor and count the needy and poor families, in a way that contributes to improving their living and economic conditions."
And she indicated in the same context that "the amount of the subsidy is granted to families who live below the poverty line and have no means of subsistence," noting that "the social aid aims to meet their minimum needs."
The Director of the Social Protection Authority indicated that "the department will submit a letter to the General Secretariat of the Council of Ministers to extinguish the debts owed by the free lecturers after they were appointed as a contract and they were receiving social assistance."
And she pointed out that "in the event that approval is not obtained, these debts will be paid in installments over 120 months in accordance with the Protection Authority Law."